Old Travel Blog Photograph William Robert Fleming Glasgow Scotland

Old travel Blog photograph of William Robert Fleming from Glasgow, Scotland. The surname Fleming is derived from the French, le Fleming, which indicates that the family originated in Flanders. The once powerful medieval principality of Flanders is now split between Belgium, the Netherlands and France. During the latter part of the twelfth century the Flemish were enterprising merchants who traded with England, Scotland and Wales. A distinguished Flemish leader named Baldwin settled with his followers in Biggar, South Lanarkshire under a grant of King David I of Scotland. Baldwin became Sheriff of Lanark under King Malcolm IV of Scotland and William the Lion and this office appears to have been hereditary for some time. Blog post of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to travel and visit one day.

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